Sadie was digging in the dirt.
We did a little tour of downtown Poteau.
This building was in bad shape and had lots of cats in it. Of course Anthony wanted to check it out.
The next morning we went to the Heavener Runestone. I think I went once in eighth grade. We got stuck at a train stop for awhile. Who know if the Vikings really came through here.
We took a detour to a random cemetery on the drive home.
Thursday it was time to drive to the top of the world's highest hill.
I guess missionaries leave their mark on the back of the sign? That was unexpected.
In the afternoon we drove to the Spiro Mounds. Silly them, they don't accept credit cards, so we had to drive 20 minutes back into town to get cash, then return. My new business venture idea is going back to Poteau and setting up websites/digital payment options for small businesses in the area. It's sorely needed.
We went with mom and dad down the scenic Talimena Drive on our way to dinner at the Rock House. It's especially gorgeous in the fall.
The Rock House
Hanging at home with Sadie.
Dad had a client appreciation lunch to mark his 25 years in Poteau. It made the paper, even the front page feature!
We helped set things up at the civic center.
It was really nice to see friends who came, and I'm glad Anthony got to meet a few great people who I grew up with. And the chef from Bud's restaurant did the BBQ and it was incredible. Also his mom made the chocolate cake, and it's the best chocolate cake I have ever had. No joke.
Well, they're friends now.
Our last afternoon, we drove down to Cedar Lake, down by the prison.
Last night at home. Hanging on the porch. And then we ventured down to the Coffee Cup for some music. My old band director is in a band, and it was quite fun to see him and say hello.
Tanner and Kimber came to town and brought Margot.
Kimber said I could only post the photo with her face covered.
Time to go home! Really great week at home. Anthony would totally move there.